- Published: October 31, 2021
- Updated: October 31, 2021
- University / College: University of Plymouth
- Language: English
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Gospel means ‘good news’. During the early days of the Christian drive, there were roughly 40 Gospels and many hundreds of Messages doing the rounds among the number of faith groups that were present during that time. “After about many centuries, 4Gospels, 13 Pauline Epistles, 8 Epistles written by others, and Revelation were selected to form the Christian Scriptures”. The four gospels are namely Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John. These four gospels were regarded highly important because, it is believed that these “see together” all the events that took place during the lifeand death of Jesus Christ. All these four gospels use almost same kind of language, order of events, and also materials and most of the times reprise quite a few things exactly in the same manner.
The question as to why only these four gospels were included in the Christian Scriptures has been a debatable question for quite some time and also a topic of increasing concern to numerous intellectuals. A few people suggest that, the decision of including only these four gospels in the Christian Scriptures was primarily because of the imminent need during those days, for a proper arrangement and organization of the church as well as due to the consistent attempts by initial cardinals to support and harden their expertise against those practicing the Christian religion according to their own wishes. In addition, the early leaders of the church apparently rejected all others except these four gospels primarily due to the apostolic authority. “Matthew and John were assumed to be inscribed by the disciples of Jesus Christ who hold the same names. Even though Mark and Luke were not believers, they were presumed to have been interacting directly with two apostles namely, Peter and Paul, one-to-one”. This prominence on the authority and writing by the apostles intended that only the initial writings were acknowledged and accepted.
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